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Edward Bennett (born 9 April 1979) is an English actor.

Edward Bennett
Edward Bennett signing programmes at the Novello Theatre stage door.jpg
Bennett at the Novello Theatre stage door in 2008
Born (1979-04-09) 9 April 1979 (age 39)
Years active2003–present


Early lifeEdit

Bennett was born in Honeybourne, Worcestershire. He attended Chipping Campden School in Gloucestershire, and graduated from Cardiff University with a BSc in history and politics. He attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA).[1]


In 2008, Bennett appeared as Laertes in Hamlet, Demetrius in A Midsummer Night's Dream, and Berowne in Love's Labour's Lost. He reprised the first two roles when the productions toured London's Novello Theatre from December 2008 to February 2009, understudying for Hamlet and performing the role from 8 December 2008 until 2 January 2009 whilst David Tennant was undergoing surgery for a spinal injury.[2]

In 2014, Bennett was appointed the Patron of Chapel Lane Theatre Company based in Stratford-Upon-Avon, UK.[3]


  • Ian Charleson Awards 2007 – Special Commendation for Dick Gurvil in Nan, Victor Bretherton in Diana of Dobson's (Orange Tree), Freddy Eynsford-Hill in Pygmalion (Peter Hall Co), and Roderigo in Othello (Donmar Warehouse)
  • Ian Charleson Awards 2008 – Won second place for roles in Hamlet and Love's Labours Lost (RSC)[4]

Theatre workEdit



Year Title Role Notes
2009 Hamlet Laertes Television film
2011 War Horse Cavalry recruiting officer


Year Title Role Notes
2007 Silent Witness Gregory Kris 1 episode
2007 After You've Gone Waiter 1 episode
2009 Doctors
2010 Above Suspicion Edward Wickenham 2 episodes
2010 The Persuasionists Michael
2012 Miranda New boss 1 episode
2017 Victoria C. E. Trevelyan 1 episode


  1. ^ "Understudy replaces David Tennant in Hamlet". Daily Telegraph. 9 December 2009.
  2. ^ Higgins, Charlotte (9 January 2009). "Return of the prince - Tennant bounces back after slings and arrows". The Guardian.
  3. ^ Harvey-Ball, Thom (6 October 2014). "Chapel Lane Theatre Company : About Us".
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 28 May 2009. Retrieved 12 May 2009.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
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